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Conflict of Laws: Cases and Materials, Eighth Edition

Lea Brilmayer, Jack Goldsmith, Erin O'Hara O'Connor, Carlos M. Vázquez


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    Written by leading Conflict of Laws scholars, Conflict of Laws: Cases and Materials, Eighth Edition, presents a balanced study of Conflict of Laws, otherwise known as Private International Law. The book begins with a discussion of traditional approaches to choice-of-law problems, both inter-state and international, followed by an examination of how modern courts and commentators have struggled to formulate new and better approaches. The remaining broad topics—constitutional limitations on choice of law, personal jurisdiction, conflicts in the federal system, recognition and enforcement of judgments, extraterritorial application of federal law, choice of legal regimes, and choice of law in complex litigation—are considered in light of the wisdom derived from consideration of the basic choice-of-law problems.

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  • Additional Product Details
    Publication Date: 9/1/2019
    Copyright: 2020
    Pages: 920
    Connected eBook + Print Book:9781454899563
    Connected eBook: 9781543849783

    eBook:  9781543815078

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  • Author Information

    Erin O'Hara O'Connor

    Erin O’Hara O’Connor is a leading scholar in the field of conflict of laws. Her most recent work includes three books and a series of significant articles on choice of law, as well as articles that examine the role of arbitration for contracting parties. Professor O'Connor was Vanderbilt Law School's associate dean for academic affairs from 2008-10. She was named director of graduate studies for the Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics in 2011. She joined Vanderbilt's law faculty in 2001, having previously taught at George Mason University School of Law. She was a visiting professor at Northwestern Law School in 1995 and at Georgetown University Law Center from spring 1999 to spring 2000. Professor O’Connor has served as chair of the AALS Section on Conflict of Laws and as director of Vanderbilt’s Law and Human Behavior Program. She is a research associate at the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research and was a visiting fellow at Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen, Center for Advanced Studies, in 2011, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at ZenTra, Center for Transnational Studies, University of Bremen, in 2014.

    Carlos M. Vázquez

    Carlos Manuel Vázquez is a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. From 2012 to 2016, he was a member of the U.N. Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. From 2000 to 2003, he was a member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, the legal advisory body of the Organization of American States. He has served on the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law and on the executive council of the American Society of International Law. He is a member of the American Law Institute, where he has advised on the Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law of the United States and the Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen R. Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was Articles & Book Reviews Editor of the Law Review, and he received his B.A. from Yale University. He has written extensively in the areas of public and private international law, foreign relations law, and constitutional law.

    Lea Brilmayer

    Lea Brilmayer is the Howard M. Holtzmann Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.  In addition to teaching Contracts to first-year students, she also teaches Conflict of Laws and International Courts and Tribunals, as well as seminars on the laws of war and on African current affairs. During her first decade of teaching, Professor Brilmayer’s writing interests mainly concerned conflict of laws (in particular, personal jurisdiction and choice of law); federal jurisdiction; and jurisprudence. Her interests have gradually turned to international law and international relations, which has led to two books: Justifying International Acts and American Hegemony: Political Morality in a One-Superpower World.

    Jack L. Goldsmith

    Jack Goldsmith is Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard University. He is the author, most recently, of The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside The Bush Administration (W.W. Norton 2007), as well as of other books and articles on many topics related to terrorism, national security, international law, conflicts of law, and internet law. Before coming to Harvard, Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, from October 2003 through July 2004, and Special Counsel to the General Counsel to the Department of Defense from September 2002 through June 2003. Goldsmith taught at the University of Chicago Law School from 1997-2002, and at the University of Virginia Law School from 1994-1997. He clerked for Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Court of Appeals Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, and Judge George Aldrich on the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal.

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